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Water Based Primers

The HSF5000 Primer/Surfacer is specifically engineered for use underneath opaque and pigmented lacquers and urethanes when applied over porous woods and MDF.

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Water Based Sealers

The EM1000 Universal Sanding Sealer and USH3000 WB Shellac Sealer are designed as clear water based sanding sealers for use under clear coat interior projects.

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Water Based Lacquers

The EM7000HBL High Build WB Spray Lacquer and EMTECH™ EM6000 WB Production Lacquer are formulated to offer a full suite of clear coat options that focus on specific qualities and functions of the surface being finished. Our water based clear top coats are available in non-yellowing and amber film formation optics, as well as interior and exterior exposure ratings.

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Water Based Varnishes

The EM8000cv WB Conversion Varnish and EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish represent the latest technology in water based hybrid coatings for interior and exterior architectural and specialty wood finishing applications. Ultra-low VOC coating systems.

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Water Based Urethane

The EM9300 WB Polycarbonate Urethane is formulated as a final topcoat for high-end architectural woodwork, trim, doors, cabinetry and applications that require a hard yet flexible coating in high UV exposure environments. EM9300 is rated for exterior applications.

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Water Based Pigmented Lacquers

EMTECH™ pigmented water based lacquers are designed specifically for use on interior cabinetry and millwork where a rainbow of opaque color options are required. EM6500 Pigmented Lacquer is available in four tint bases, allowing for any color to be matched with water based UTC or Zero-VOC tinting systems. Also, we will color match your favorite Benjamin Moore™ and Sherwin Williams™ colors in our custom tint lab.

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Water Based Stains

The NEW NR4000 (NR for Natural Resin) water based stain is built upon a renewable, plant-based resin compound that offers ultra-low VOC emissions and cleans up with tap water. The NR4000 base contains zero hydrocarbon or ethylene based solvents and is 100% biodegradable.

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Water Based Additives

Every once in a while a top coat application needs a little help to get the final, desired effect. This is why we offer CL100 Cross-Linker and SA5 Retarder. These additives adjust the early and final film formation qualities of the finish to which they are added – helping to adjust the cured finish so it performs as needed.

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  • EMTECH NR4000 Stain Series

    NEW for 2020 – The Emtech NR4000 Stain Series replaces the older WR4000 Hybrid Linseed Oil Stains Series.

    The NEW NR4000 (NR for Natural Resin) is built upon a renewable, plant-based resin compound that offers ultra-low VOC emissions and cleans up with tap water. The NR4000 base contains zero hydrocarbon or ethylene based solvents and is 100% biodegradable.

    Due to the very small particle size of this unique resin structure, the NR4000 base allows for 100% color transparency in the dye stain versions, as well as excellent wetting and color transfer to the substrate when dye and pigment colorants are used to create translucent colors.

    To view each color in the pallette simply click on the “Color Sample” tab that is below the image carousel.

    $19.95$227.00
  • EMTECH EM6600 WB Raven Black Lacquer

    EM6600 Raven Black Lacquer is the product of choice if you are looking for a truly deep, rich black base coat. Used in conjunction with our HSF5300 Grey primer, or as a stand alone final finish, EM6600 offers excellent hiding power on poplar, maple and birch, as well as MDF and other engineered substrates. The EM6600 Raven Black Lacquer is also top coat rated for kitchen cabinet face surfaces and moderate chemical exposure ares.

    $25.00$60.00
  • EMTECH SA5 WB Spray/Brush Retarder

    SA5 Universal Retarder is specifically engineered to reduce the viscosity and slow down the dry-time of our waterborne coatings during high temperature applications. SA5 is best used when EMTECH Series WB finishes are being applied with turbine HVLP spray equipment or when the substrate surface being finished is above room temperature. Start with a measured amount of 5% by liquid volume when used for spray applications. Use an addition of 10-20%, SA5 to improve the brushing and wiping actions of all our systems.

    $14.00$50.00
  • EMTECH CL100 WB CrossLinker

    EMTECH CL100 CrossLinker is a water soluble chemical additive used to elevate the durability and appearance of waterborne coatings by coupling the resin molecules of the film forming finish into tighter, harder bonds when fully cured. The purpose of CL100 is to give a performance boost to the physical characteristics of the finish it is being blended into.

    $33.00
  • EMTECH HSF5000 WB Primer/Surfacer/Filler

    EMTECH HSF5000PSF is a high solids waterborne primer, surfacer and filler specifically formulated for use on open grained wood, MDF and engineered veneers to help provide a smooth, non-textured appearance to the base substrate when finished with pigmented top coats. HSF5000 is available in Neutral, White and Grey color bases to help the hiding power of the pigmented topcoat of choice.

    $25.00$224.50
  • EMTECH USH3000 UltraSeal-WB Shellac Sealer

    USH3000 UltraSeal-WB Shellac is made with high-grade dewaxed amber shellac flake that is dispersed into a water solution using our proprietary chemistries.  Perfect for new construction and restoration applications that require true solvent-like color tones but in a non-flammable medium. Cleans up with water.

    $25.00$428.50
  • EMTECH EM1000 WB Universal Sanding Sealer

    EM1000 Universal Sanding Sealer is designed to penetrate deeply into the cell structure of the substrate being sealed, promoting enhanced adhesion qualities. The exceptional clarity of this small particle size resin enhances wood grain color image and magnification. EM1000 dried quickly and is easy to sand. EM1000 can be used underneath all of our interior-grade clear finished.

    $25.00$238.50
  • EMTECH EM9300 WB Polycarbonate Urethane

    EM9300 WB Polycarbonate Urethane is a non-yellowing, exterior-grade clear finish designed to provide exceptional adhesion to a wide array of natural and synthetic substrates and painted surfaces. Formulated as a final topcoat for high-end architectural woodwork, trim, doors, cabinetry and applications that require a hard yet flexible coating in high UV exposure environments. EM9300 is rated for exterior applications.

    $25.00$373.50
  • EMTECH EM8000cv WB Conversion Varnish

    EM8000cv WB Conversion Varnish represents state-of-the art formulating by utilizing our exclusive hybrid emulsion technologies that incorporate oil-modified resins and acrylic copolymers into a pre-catalyzed one part package. EM8000cv provides the rich color tones and durability associated with solvent based coatings in a water-reducible, ultra-low VOC, HAPS-Free coatings system.

    $25.00$305.50
  • EM7000HBL High Build WB Spray Lacquer

    EM7000HBL Water Based Acrylic Lacquer is an ultra clear, non-yellowing water based acrylic lacquer that utilizes advanced copolymer resins and HAPs-Free solvent technologies to provide a unique, self-leveling clear coat designed for custom and commercial applications. EM7000HBL is an Ultra Low VOC (ULVOC) alternative away from nitrocellulose lacquers and solvent based conversion varnishes.

    $25.00$360.50
  • EMTECH EM6000 WB Production Lacquer

    EM6000 WB Production Lacquer is an ultra-clear, water based acrylic lacquer that utilizes advanced polymer resins and HAPS-Free solvent technology to provide a 100% burn-in functionality that offers the performance of a traditional nitrocellulose-type lacquer in an Ultra-Low VOC water-based format. EM6000 is specifically designed to replace flammable nitrocellulose-based finishes.

    $25.00$230.50
  • EMTECH EM2000wvx WB Alkyd Varnish

    EM2000wvx Waterborne Alkyd Varnish represents the latest technology in water-based hybrid coatings for interior and exterior architectural and specialty wood finishing applications.  EM2000wvx will create the warm glow of a traditional alkyd based varnish and will define the beauty of the substrate it is protecting, all with the speed and safety of ultra-low VOC water-based chemistries.

    $25.00$392.50
  • EMTECH EM6500 WB Bright White / Custom Tint Lacquer

    EM6500 Pigmented Lacquer Series has become the ‘go to’ waterborne pigmented lacquer system for the serious professional and DIY finisher. Available Bright White, Mid-tone, Deep and Clear tint bases, EM6500 can be custom tinted to match any popular paint brand. EM6500 offers excellent hiding power on poplar, maple and birch, as well as MDF and other engineered substrates. EM6500 is easy to spray at low pressures and is also brush-friendly!

    $25.00$265.50
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